The Children's Center

721 Stevens Ave,
Portland, ME, 04103-0410
Tel: (207)797-9366
The Childrens Center believe fostering development should be the aim of education - that each individual is unique and has his/her own temperament and learning style.
The individual brings this uniqueness into each new experience and takes an active role in the process of learning.
We learn through our actions and interactions with people and our environment.
As teachers, we are also learners, testing out and perfecting our theories about how children learn and how we may best facilitate the process.
We believe that the theories children construct about how the world operates (e.g.
how blocks can be stacked to build a bridge, how to obtain a toy that someone else is using, and when to stop pouring milk so it won't spill) forms the foundation for more complex skills of reading, writing, mathematical, social and moral reasoning.
Thus, we believe development can best be facilitated by giving children a wide range of opportunities to actively explore, manipulate, question, and discover.
Our goals for the children are for them to develop positive self-esteem, to become self-initiated thinkers and discoverers and to have respect for themselves and others in the world in which they live.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 91 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 11%
State avg.: 8%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Catherine Mcauley High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Brigid School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Spring Harbor Academy (2.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Portland St. Brigid School
    (Roman Catholic)
    695 Stevens Ave
    Portland , ME , 04103
    (207)797-7073
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.1  mi  |  294  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Portland
    Catherine Mcauley High School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    631 Stevens Avenue
    Portland , ME , 04103
    (207)797-3802
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    0.2  mi  |  185  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Portland
    Cheverus High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    267 Ocean Ave
    Portland , ME , 04103
    (207)774-6238
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.8  mi  |  971  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Portland
    Breakwater School
    856 Brighton Ave
    Portland , ME , 04102
    (207)772-8689
    1.2  mi  |  118  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Portland
    Levey Day School
    Alternative School (Jewish)
    400 Deering Ave
    Portland , ME , 04103
    (207)774-7676
    Alternative School (Jewish)
    1.3  mi  |  36  students  |  Gr.  K-6

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